Dr Fahmida Khatun, Executive Director of CPD was the keynote presenter at the session on “Collaborative and Responsible Sourcing for Sustainable Growth” at the Dhaka Apparel Summit 2017 on 25 February. In her presentation Dr Khatun mentioned that the challenge of increased cost of production in the RMG sector has to be met up through higher productivity and moving to high value products and high end markets. She told that higher productivity will require technology upgradation and skill development. She urged for shared responsibilities in order to overcome the challenges. She highlighted that all stakeholders such as manufacturers, buyers, workers, government, civil society and media have responsibilities from each one’s position. Above all, there is also a need to overcome trust gap among various stakeholders through better understanding and more transparency.